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Windows/Shababeek: A Bilingual Virtual Reading featuring Philip Metres

The Arab American History Museum presents a Sukoon bilingual live reading around the theme of Windows/Shababeek, curated and hosted by Sukoon founding editor Rewa Zeinati, and featuring a fabulous lineup of Arab writers and poets, including: Zeyn Joukhadar, Zeina Hashem Beck, Philip Metres, George Abraham, Sahar Mustafa, Zeina Azzam (Arabic) and Farah Chamma (Arabic). AAHM […]

Lambda Literary presents The Quarantine Reading Series, featuring Alison C. Rollins

Lambda Literary’s Quarantine Reading Series is “a virtual poetry experience running May 28th and 29th where emerging and established poets share their work and fellowship, and where your ticket purchase or donation supports LGBTQ and BIPOC writers during the global crisis. This month, twenty phenomenal poets including Alison C. Rollins, Julian Randall, Benjamin Garcia, Kai […]

SOMOS presents Ellen Bass and Jericho Brown

SOMOS presents an online reading with Ellen Bass and Jericho Brown, free and open to the public. Access information here: https://somostaos.org/calendar/#event=38764263

The Racket Weekly: THE LONG GONE with Keith S. Wilson

This week, The Racket celebrates Chicago-based poet Keith S. Wilson, author of Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love. The event’s theme—THE LONG GONE—”digs into the idea of what we long for in the past and in the future. The people, the places, the experiences—all of those we’ve left behind.

A Reading Series: Reading #1 featuring Dana Levin, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Klein, and Carl Phillips

This digital poetry reading series begins with a virtual reading featuring Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Klein (Curator), Dana Levin, and Carl Phillips. Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.

Columbia University presents HERD: A Reading feat. Bibbins, Fischer, Gilbert, Lasky, McCrae, & Paredez

Columbia University presents an online reading featuring Mark Bibbins, BK Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Dorthea Lasky, Shane McCrae, and Deborah Paredez. Register here: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArduyppjMjE9IrXntPqBadkosGzg1EC4Bk

Our Homes, Our Bodies, Our Imaginations: How Place Shapes Identity with Philip Metres, Lisa Olstein, and

Virtual Views and Brews presents Our Homes, Our Bodies, Our Imaginations: how place shapes identity. Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with poet Philip Metres, poet and memoirist Lisa Olstein, and anthropologist Meena Khandelwal,  to talk about everything from how we experience pain collectively, to the fragmented memories that shape our imaginary, to the gendered aspects of space […]

WNP Poetry through the Pandemic presents Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ada Limón, Andrea Gibson, and Nickole Brown 

Kollective Coffee+Tea’s long-standing Wednesday Night Poetry event continues its poetry open mic with a reading featuring poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ada Limón, Andrea Gibson, and Nickole Brown.  The reading will stream live on WNP’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WednesdayNightPoetry/

Virtual Event: A Poetry Reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor

A virtual reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor, hosted by Brookline Booksmith, who says “Grab a drink and get ready for some poems. Settle in for some breath music. Join Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor to celebrate their new collections. Tess’s book Rift Zone offers poems for an apocalyptic California– the precarious places, the fault lines […]

SPEAK. EASY. // A Virtual Reading Series presents John Freeman, Mary-Kim Arnold, and Jenny Zhang

Twenty Stories LA presents SPEAK. EASY.—a virtual reading series with your favorite authors. On May 16, SPEAK.

A Virtual Reading with James Richardson, Nancy Reddy, and Emily Van Duyne

Stockton University presents a virtual reading with James Richardson, Nancy Reddy, Emily Van Duyne, livestreamed using Zoom. You don’t need to create a Zoom account in order to “attend,” but you do need access to a computer, smart phone or other telephone. You can tune in from your computer or smart phone by clicking this […]

HRC Fireside Chat With Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poet Jericho Brown

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jericho Brown joins Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David to discuss the resilience of the Black LGBTQ community and celebrate the power and importance of poetry as a vehicle for calling out injustice. Watch here: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fireside-chat-with-pulitzer-prize-winning-poet-jericho-brown

A Virtual Reading with Michael McGriff and Robert Walicki

White Whale Bookstore hosts an online evening of poetry with Michael McGriff and Robert Walicki. White Whale says “head to our Bookshop site’s list titled ‘Recent and Upcoming Events (Pre-order!)’ to order one of Bob’s books and several of Michael’s. You can also check out other curated lists and picks on our main site page, or use […]

Live with Victoria Chang and Monica Sok

A reading with Victoria Chang and Monica Sok will be streamed live online as part of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore’s Virtual Event Series. Register to attend here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/victoria-chang-and-monica-sok/register

Greenlight Bookstore presents John Freeman and Julia Alvarez

Acclaimed authors and friends John Freeman and Julia Alvarez present their new books, both of which engages with questions of how we decide who to care for, which bodies matter, how we occupy space with strangers… and whose presences we don’t see. - Freeman’s poetry collection The Park is a series of meditations inspired by The Luxembourg […]

Shelter in Poems: A Virtual Reading with the Academy of American Poets

In this unprecedented time, as more and more of us are turning to poetry, the Academy of American Poets launched Shelter in Poems, an initiative that invites poets and poetry lovers to share poems on social media that give them comfort or courage. Shelter in Poems: A Virtual Reading extends this idea with a special […]

UCross Spotlight Presents Sherwin Bitsui and Musician Kate Schutt

Poet Sherwin Bitsui and musician Kate Schutt will be featured in a Ucross Spotlight Zoom event as part of a nationwide series of artist-centric events. The event is designed to highlight Ucross alumni, their work and their contribution to the nation’s arts and letters. Registration is required in advance. Schutt is an award-winning songwriter, singer, […]

An Online Reading with Ellen Bass, Victoria Chang, Nick Flynn, & Ben Purkert

An online livestream reading with Ellen Bass, Victoria Chang, Nick Flynn, and Ben Purkert, presented by Poets & Writers. Find the access link here.

RAWI Spring 2020 Release Reading & Fundraiser with Philip Metres, Leila Chatti, and More

The Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) is organizing a spring release reading featuring 10 authors with March/April releases from our community, including Philip Metres and Leila Chatti. The reading will happen via Zoom (details forthcoming) at 6:00pm EST and there is a suggested $5 donation for the reading. All proceeds will go toward establishing […]

The Deluge Book Release Reading with Leila Chatti and Friends

Times listed are in Eastern Time (ET). Leila Chatti launches her book Deluge with a live online poetry reading also featuring Naomi Shihab Nye, Anita Skeen, Mary Szybist, and Dorianne Laux. Presented by Costura Creative. Register here: https://zoom.